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WKU Tops Kentucky 35-26 in Season Opener for Both

History repeated itself Saturday night at LP Field in Nashville when, for the second year in a row, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers began their football season with a victory over the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Paging Dr. Brackett! (YouTube)
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Emergency! Emergency! WKU Needs Help Beating the Kansas Jayhawks Tonight [VIDEO]

When I was a kid, there was a show that ran seven years on NBC called Emergency! It was an action-adventure medical drama about the Los Angeles Fire Department's Station 51 and Rampart Hospital and how the staffs of each worked to rescue people and save lives.

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Despite Petrino Hire, WKU Athletics Seem to Be in a Precarious Position [VIDEO]

Western Kentucky University, my alma mater, has a new head football coach. He is former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, famous, recently, for a motorcycle ride with a lovely woman who wasn't his wife.

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(Image from Ghost Hunters official website)
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“Ghost Hunters” Comes to WKU [Video]

This Wednesday, Ghost Hunters is airing an episode filmed at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.  We have a sneak preview for you here at WBKR.com.  Take a look at "Higher Dead-ucation!"

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Western Kentucky Honors Owensboro High School Students

Western Kentucky University honored  students from various Owensboro area high schools for their academic achievements. This year’s group has an average ACT composite score of 29.42 and grade-point average of 3.87

L-R: Claire Donahue (with back to camera), Dana Vollmer. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
L-R: Claire Donahue (with back to camera), Dana Vollmer. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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WKU Swimmer Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Team

With the conclusion of the women's 100-meter butterfly in the 2012 Olympic swimming trials, Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer will be joined by Western Kentucky University's Claire Donahue on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team! (Cue Jaclyn singing the WKU fight song in the background.)

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Robert LeGrand, Jessica Howard, Zachary Daugherty
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Three Area ROTC Students Among Twenty Commissioned at WKU

The Members of the Hilltopper Battalion Army ROTC unit develop a special bond during their four years at Western Kentucky University. That’s especially evident for 20 Army ROTC cadets who will be commissioned as second lieutenants May 11-12 during WKU’s Commencement Weekend. The group includes three from the WBKR listening are

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Kentucky Youth Chorale Has Sung in England and Soon in Owensboro

The Kentucky Youth Chorale is performing their spring concert, FLOWER POWER, at Third Baptist Church in Owensboro at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22nd.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Come hear our arrangements of the music of the 60’s and 70’s.  The Kentucky Youth Chorale is Western Kentucky’s Youth Choir of note.  Students audition for this select group which was chosen to sing in London, England and Canterbury Cathedral last summer.

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Owensboro Student to Bike Across USA for Alzheimer’s Awareness

An Owensboro student will join a group of 11 Western Kentucky University students to embark on a bike trip across the United States to raise awareness and funding for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Why is Film Director John Carpenter Returning Home? [Videos]

Award-winning producer, director, writer and composer John Carpenter will be among the guest speakers for the 2012 Western Kentucky Film Festival May 2-4. Carpenter was born in Carthage, NY, but his family mowed to Bowling Green in 1953. He attended Western Kentucky University and returns to the school next month.

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Three Area Students in Select Program at Western Kentucky

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU has selected 50 students for its Class of 2014. The students in this year’s class span 37 counties from across the Commonwealth. This gifted group of high school sophomores brings with them to the Gatton Academy an average ACT score over 10 points higher than the statewide average for graduating seniors. Students from Owensboro High School and Daviess County High School are included.

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WKU Roars Back From 16 Down, Advances to Play Kentucky…Thanks, Lucky Shirt

Here I was, having some dinner, watching Western take on Mississippi Valley State in the first of four NCAA Tournament play-in games. And, with all due respect to my Hilltoppers, it was some of the worst basketball I have ever seen. I was beginning to wonder what the record was for most turnovers in a game. But then...

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